Alcaeus



flourished c600 b.c, Greek poet of Mytilene.
Classical Mythology. a son of Androgeus and a grandson of Minos.
Historical Examples

And the noble son of Alcaeus led them, rejoicing in his host.
Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod

The fragments have been edited (with those of Alcaeus) by J. Pellegrino .
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7 Various

Horace had tuned his ear upon the lyres of Sappho and Alcaeus.
Horace Theodore Martin

According to an epigram quoted by Vossius from the Anthologia, Alcaeus, the comic writer, died under this very punishment.
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus

Alcaeus, Anacreon, and Nonnus could not have sung as they did under the inspiration of spirit of turpentine.
Gryll Grange Thomas Love Peacock

Among the Latins, Horace, in imitation of Alcaeus, made constant use of choriambic verse.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3 Various

Alcides, a common name for Hercules, who was descended from Alcaeus.
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil

At the period in question an Aeolic literature, the lyrics of Sappho and Alcaeus, were in existence.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6 Various

noun
7th century bc, Greek lyric poet who wrote hymns, love songs, and political odes

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